Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 – Specifications
In the latest addition to its popular Galaxy series, Samsung has given itself a task to strengthen its smartphone reputation by manufacturing the successor to Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S4 was unveiled in New York earlier this week.
The Galaxy line just got better. Samsung’s flagship smartphone has a host of high-end hardware features. With its powerful Exynos octo-core processor running at whopping 1.6 GHz, it will run variety of resource-hungry apps and games. It’s a shiny, elegant-looking device that comes with a gorgeous 5-inch full HD display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), with a high pixel density of 441 ppi.
For full hardware specs follow the link.
Samsung S4, VPN and main security concerns
So, you’ve got a brand new S4. You instantly loaded the device with many apps, games, your favourite music and video files. It’s an ideal companion on the go and you’ll often find yourself being connected to a public WiFi hotspot. Not quite as ideal as it sounds, browsing unprotected is one issue that the majority of Galaxy S4 users are yet to address.
It’s quite easy nowadays to conduct an ARP poisoning attack using a laptop, tablet or even a cheap smartphone.
Why you should be using the VPN on a Galaxy S4 device?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the Internet or a network owned by a service provider (ISP).
Samsung Galaxy S4 VPN built-in technology uses military grade encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted. Simply put, VPN will encrypt everything that comes in and goes out of the Galaxy S4 phone, thus any possible sniffing attack will be prevented.
How to connect?
Samsung Galaxy S4 out of the box supports 2 in-built VPN protocols: PPTP and L2TP. Both of these will work great, but my personal favourite is the openVPN protocol. You’ll have to install a free app from the Google Play Store (link) but it pays off due to its advanced features.
Once connected, openVPN connection status will be displayed in the notification area.
Test the VPN connection
After the connection has been made, you won’t notice any difference (except the little “key” icon in the upper left corner). Your Internet speed will be reduced slightly (by 5%), and trust me when I say — you’ll hardly notice it. So in order to test the VPN connection, you should check your IP address. If the IP address has been changed, you’re protected.
Peace of mind comes with the price. I prefer HMA! Pro VPN service. Their service is unmatched when it comes to quality and the best value for your money. Give it a spin. It will work great for your phone (if you don’t like it there’s a generous 30 day money back guarantee).
VPN is just part of the package
Remember, a good protections means that you have a reliable VPN, good anti-virus software and a trustworthy firewall.
Regarding the anti-virus software for Android, I use avast! Mobile Security. It provides complete Android antivirus protection to keep you safe from malicious apps. And it’s free.
Should you have additional tips on how to protect Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Internet, feel free to post them in the comments section below. I’m also eager to answer any question you might have.
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